- Mar 3, 2019
Yeah 98-99 was one of the 3 years we were the biggest spenders in the PL under Fergie along with 2001-02 and 2002-03 unsurprisingly as that was after the wage structure was broken and Martin Edwards stepped aside. In between those years though in 99-00 and 00-01 we spent pretty conservatively only spending £17-18m over 4 windows.
Total myth usually spouted to diminish United's achievements under SAF and sadly sometimes naively regurgitated by United's fans too. To only outspend his rivals 3 times in 21 years and yet win 13 titles, the man was a fecking genius.
Wow, it just shows that even as a Utd fan i've been hoodwinked by the media & rival supporters. I always thought we were the big spenders in the PL era. It's unbelievable what we accomplished & put's what Blackburn, Chelsea & City have accomplished into real perspective.